On Wednesday June 11th, 2013, a two-vehicle accident caused injury when a school bus from Woodstock Jobs Corp Center was traveling eastbound when the driver made a left turn on to Marriottsville Road, driving into the path of an oncoming Honda Civic.
None of the of the 10 students on the bus were injured, but the driver of the Honda Civic was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-fatal injuries.
Area police are still investigating the accident, which happened at the intersection of Marriottsville Road in Ellicott City on Route 40.
Also in Maryland, two 12-year-old students from Wilde Lake Middle School suffered minor injuries on Tuesday June 11, 2013 when the bus the students were riding in collided with a van on Cedar Lane.
The area of Cedar Lane between Little Patuxent Parkway and Hickory Ridge Road in Colombia was shut down while the collision was cleared up.
According to police, both vehicles sideswiped each other as they traveled southbound. Two of the students on board were taken by ambulance to Howard County General Hospital with injuries. Both were twelve. A boy and a girl were injured. There were 17 students total on the bus.
According to a police spokesperson, sending the children to the hospital was a “precautionary measure.” Both children’s injuries were “very minor.”
While not in Maryland, another school bus accident occurred on Friday June 7, 2013 in Flemington, New York. This school bus accident sent 23 students to the hospital. The accident happened just before 7 a.m. on Route 12.
According to police, a car lost control in front of the Hunterdon Central High School bus, and as a result, the bus hit the passenger side of 21-year-old Brianna Goring’s vehicle.
Goring, of Raritan Township, was exiting the circle, headed westbound on Route 12, when she lost control of her Dodge Stratus and spun into the eastbound lane of the highway.
Emergency medical crews transported all of the students to an area hospital for a medical evaluation because of “the severity of the accident.” The driver of the bus, Sandra Dagnall, 45, of Pittstown was taken to the hospital with back pain.
Goring was charged with careless driving and police say they are still investigating the accident.
There has been a high number of school bus accidents this year. The majority of them have been caused by a careless driver.